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EXPLORING AWE-INSPIRING FACTS ABOUT ANIMALS’ EMOTIONAL LIVES AND REVOLUTIONARY NEW WAYS TO SHOW COMPASSION
PETA Founder Ingrid Newkirk discusses her latest book ‘Animalkind’ and what lies ahead in our relationship with animals as humanity emerges from the pandemic
INGRID NEWKIRK, Author and PETA Founder
As humanity emerges from the pandemic and returns to offices, in-person attendance at sports events, and evenings out at restaurants, many new questions arise about our relationship with animals. Since Ingrid Newkirk founded PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) in 1980, it has become an unstoppable force and the largest animal rights organization in the world. Her latest book Animalkind explores the richness of animals’ lives, their talents, emotions, and intelligence, and how we humans can act to prevent harming them. The book delves into the many ways our modern world is leaving animal exploitation in the dust, from cutting-edge technology that is replacing experiments on animals to the apple, grape and tea leaf leathers and synthetic fibers that are already shaking up the clothing industry and the arrival of animal-free foods from plant milks to veggie “chicken” nuggets made of soy.
Ingrid Newkirk will be available to discuss her latest book, share fascinating animal facts, and explore a vision of the future that will allow humans to create a better world—such as choosing new materials over animal hide, fur, and feathers; giving teachers and students dissection models that can be re-used and do not reduce wild frog populations; healthier and environmentally protective vegan foods that remove the need for slaughterhouses and factory farms; and virtual reality experiences that allow close encounters with animals never possible in the circus.
DID YOU KNOW THESE FUN ANIMAL FACTS?
· While the divorce rate in the U.S. is around 40 to 45 percent, swans, like many birds, are so devoted to their romantic partners that they have a 95 percent rate of staying together for a lifetime.
· Oinks, grunts, and squeals aren’t just arbitrary noises made by pigs More than twenty of these sounds have been identified with specific circumstances, from wooing mates to expressing distress and joy.
· Cows communicate with each other using subtle changes in facial expression; rhinos use a breath language; and frogs have learned to combat street noise by using drainpipes to amplify their calls.
· Chickens form complex pecking orders in which each bird not only understands her ranking but can recall the faces and ranks of more than one hundred other birds.
For more information please visit: www.PETA.org
More About Ingrid Newkirk:
Ingrid Newkirk is the founder of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and the acclaimed author of Save the Animals! 101 Things You Can Do, Kids Can Save the Animals, and The Compassionate Cook. She currently resides in Washington, DC.
“The feel-good pop-country track urges listeners to be strong in the face of adversity. With stunning three-part harmonies, inspiring lyrics and soaring guitar parts, the anthem strikes a chord.” - Annie Reuter, Billboard
Dancers Kristal Lynn, who was at Borderline the night of the shooting, and Annemarie Dunn choreographed a special dance for the debut of “Country Strong” at Stagecoach Music Festival in April. The song has since been featured on playlists like “Cool Country” on Apple Music, “New Music Nashville” on Spotify and “Stagecoach 2019” on Amazon Music. The song has also been played heavily by Radio Country Disney and Southern California’s KFRG and received rave reviews following its release.
Rolling Stone Country calls it one of the “best Country and Americana songs to hear now” and an “anthemic tribute.”
The Los Angeles Times says of their performance at Stagecoach “for sheer emotional impact, it will be hard for any of the superstar acts playing at the three-day Stagecoach country music festival to top what transpired Saturday.”
Huffington Post calls “Country Strong” a “heartfelt tribute.”
The Orange County Register labels it a “song for healing and unity.”
In addition, Dani, Katie and Devon were guests on Westwood One’s “Breaking Thru with Elaina” this past weekend. The trio continues to see much success from their High on the Radio EP release earlier this year, and several singles as “Love Someone” was prominently placed on the final season of CMT’s “Nashville” while “Los Angeles” was featured on E! News Weekend and its remix on the NFL Network’s “Total Access.” Keep up with the girls and additional tour dates on their website at honeycounty.com.
Honey County Tour Dates:
July 17- Nashville, Tenn. - Wildhorse Saloon
July 18 - Nashville, Tenn. - Gibson NAMM Official Event
July 18 - Nashville, Tenn. - Winner’s - Whiskey Jam
July 19 - Nashville, Tenn. - NAMM - Gibson Booth
Aug. 17 - Anaheim, Calif. - The Fifth - Women in Country Music Night
Oct. 19 - Los Angeles, Calif. - Outer Harbor/Berth 46 w/ Cody Johnson
Nov. 9 - Decatur, Ill. - Millikan University
Nov. 20 - Anaheim, Calif. - The Ranch
About Honey County
Rooted in three-part vocal harmonies, southern twang, and pop hooks, Honey County is a female country trio featuring the stacked voices, songwriting and layered guitar work of bandmates Dani Rose, Devon Jane and Katie Stump. As one of Rolling Stone's “Top 10 Artists You Need To Know,” the band has maintained a busy schedule both onstage and in the studio, sharing shows with artists like Lady Antebellum, Brett Eldredge, Jake Owen and Easton Corbin. With a prestigious placement of their song “Love Someone” featured in an episode of CMT's “Nashville” this past summer, and the remix of “Los Angeles” on the NFL Network, the band is continuously working on new music fresh off the release of their EP, High on the Radio, in February 2019. At Stagecoach 2019, Honey County debuted “Country Strong” an “anthemic tribute” [Rolling Stone], to those affected by the Route 91 and Borderline shootings. The song went on to receive critical acclaim and be supported by Apple Music, Spotify, Radio Disney Country and more. A portion of the proceeds continue to be donated to ACM Lifting Lives. Their music can be heard frequently on Radio Disney Country, an early supporter of the band. Visit honeycounty.com for more information.
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Join Fun-loving Pug Puppy Brothers Bingo and Rolly on Paw-some Adventures
Around Their Neighborhood and the World!
PUPPY DOG PALS
Bring Home Over 2 Hours of Adventure on Disney DVD April 10th!
Synopsis: They're cute, cuddly and all collared up for pup-tacular adventures! While their owner Bob is away, adorable puppy brothers Bingo and Rolly embark on exciting missions stretching from their own backyard to amazing locations all around the world! With support from their "big sister" Hissy, a neighborhood full of animal friends and Bob's high-tech inventions, these hilarious heroes are always ready to unleash totally paw-some fun!
Voice Cast: Issac Ryan Brown as Bingo; Sam Lavagnino as Rolly; Harland Williams as Bob; Jessica DiCicco as Hissy; and Tom Kenny as A.R.F.
Consulting Producer: Harland Williams
Executive Producer: Sean Coyle
Release Date: April 10, 2018
Ratings: TV-Y (US); G (CE/CF)
Run Time: 144 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen (Enhanced for 16x9 Televisions)
Audio: English, French & Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital
Subtitles: English SDH, French & Spanish
Closed Captions: English
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© 2018 Disney
Talkin' Pets News
March 10, 2018
Host - Jon Patch
Co-Host - Maria Ryan - DogGone Positive
Producer - Zach Budin
Network Producer - Quin McCarthy
Executive Producer - Bob Page
Special Guests - Anne Wheaton author of Piggy and Pug will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 3/10/18 at 630pm EST to discuss and give away her new book
Mara Bovsun, Features Editor at AKC Family Dog along with the DWAA will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 3/10/18 at 720pm EDT to discuss DWAA’s new program, “Young Writers on the Web,”
Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Entertainment has just released on Blu Ray, DVD, Digital, “THOR: RAGNAROK” and you can win a gift box this Saturday 3/10/18 on Talkin' Pets, game play will be announced each hour 5-8pm EDT
If dogs could talk, one phrase they are likely to use is “cheeese.” At least, that’s what you’ll be hearing after pawing through this adorable collection of candid canines called DOGFACE (Viking Studio, October 23rd, 2014, Hardcover & eBook). Like their human counterparts, dogs are expressive, care-free and photogenic. Their smiles, winks, head tilts, ear waves, and even the drooling will brighten even the worst of days.
DOGFACE is a one-of-a-kind collection of photographs that is a must for any dog lover. Author and photographer Barbara O’Brien profiles a wide array of dog breeds in this full-color, one-hundred page collection including a goofy Border Collie, genteel Great Dane, a curious Corgi to name a few. With incredible range of emotion, expression, and of course, cuteness, DOGFACE shows just how human dogs can be, and why they truly are “man’s best friend.”
Barbara O’Brien, a professional photographer and animal trainer, has spent years photographing canine actors, always looking for the perfect shot. She lives on a farm in Stockholm, Wisconsin, with her family, three dogs, eighteen cats, ten rescue Morgan horses, two ponies, seven sheep, thirty-odd chickens, five ducks, and three very naughty goats. To say she is an animal lover is an understatement.
“A fun book! Life’s a Bark captures the spirit of what is fundamentally canine and offers lots of ideas of how we can practically insert what dogs teach us into our lives, no matter what life throws our way.”
—Steve Dale, author of Chicago Tribune’s nationally-syndicated column My Pet World and host of Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio-Chicago
What You Can Learn about Life and Love…from Your Dog Canine Expert Larry Kay Shares How Your Dog Can Unlock the Simple Joys in Your Life
Larry Kay says, “Treat me like a dog.” It sounds funny, but he’s right: the days are long gone when being “treated like a dog” was a bad thing. What if we treat everyone—ourselves included—the way beloved dogs treat us: with loyal companionship? New research proves what dog lovers have long known: their canine friends can connect with humans on a deep emotional level, with empathy, compassion, and care.
In his upcoming book, Life’s a Bark: What Dogs Teach Us About Life and Love (ISBN: 9781402293498; JUNE 2014; $14.99 U.S.; Gift; Hardcover), dog-training expert Larry Kay explores the question: “How might we change for the better if we took lessons from the dog’s playbook of life?”
Filled with 123 touching photos, 60 hilarious and heartwarming lessons, and packed with practical tips on life and love, Life’s a Bark shows dog lovers how easy it is to learn from their canine companions’ positive outlooks.
Listen Well. When we need to talk, a loyal dog stays by us with patient attention. Try listening to someone without giving advice.
Love Me As I Am. Dogs accept themselves as they are. When you have a negative thought, interrupt that pessimistic pattern by acting like a dog: smile and pant. (Bonus points for scratching your head with your foot!)
Facts about Larry Kay • His Facebook page has more than 190,000 dog-loving fans • His credo is: “When we discover pets, we discover ourselves.” • His book on dog training won two national book awards • His dog-care DVD for kids won five awards • Canine journalism credits include The Westminster Dog Show, AOL, Dog Fancy, American Animal Hospital Association • His personal brand, Positively Woof, celebrates our human-animal bond with the Power of ARF: Advocacy, Readiness, Fun Visit Larry Kay— • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PositivelyWoof • Website: http://positivelywoof.com/lifes-a-bark-press-kit